Nana Darby is a native London Laidback R&B/New Soul singer-songwriter. Her soulful tones are reminiscent of old soul with a new stripped back twist. Her music explores love, loss and empowerment, drawing inspiration from Jorja Smith, Sinead Harnett and Joni Mitchell.
Pink yesterday are a 3 piece contemporary soul/blues, Indie pop band. The Beatles, Marvin Gaye and Stevie wonder are a few of their musical inspirations to name a few.
Based in London originally from Hastings, Alice is an English R&B, soul singer/ song writer. Starting off with her first track on Soundcloud around a year ago ‘Uninterested’, this was produced by Grammy nominated producers M16 beats, Skhye Hutch, Nabeyin and Bigg Kid – who have produced for names such as Drake, 2Chainz, Joey Badass and Kendrick Lamar. From ‘Uninterested’ Alice created her own lane consisting of her deep distinct vocals over an R&B or bouncy trap beat.
Tega Mendes is a London-born/based vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist.
Her lyrics have been described as poetic yet relatable, whilst at times can have direct and conversational tone, with topics mainly from personal experiences.
A few identifiable parts of her work would be the characterful and, at times, dramatic backing vocal arrangements, rich layering of melodies, and a quirky playfulness between different styles and moods.
PHOEBE is an exciting emerging artist whose huge voice and emotion-filled songs channel her deep love of soul, jazz and funk. Her music has been described as having the timeless quality of a classic you can’t believe you didn’t know already.
Julia Naman is a singer‐songwriter from California. She plays electric guitar and (like all true Californians) ukulele. Her songs are often inspired by real life, other times just absurdity; her music a melange of Emily King, Maggie Rogers, Lianne La Havas. Julia works as a lyricist in Paris, France. She's playing alongside the very talented Londonite, Benedict Croft (code name "Bena") at this Acoustic Sunday.
ALBA’s music has been best described as a blend between her old-school Rock-Blues influences and her passion for today's Soul/R&B and Pop music trends, ranging from Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Joss Stone and John Mayer
ALBA made a name for herself in her native Spain, known as the ‘girl who can play guitar over her head’, a title she earned due to her energetic and captivating performances with her band Sons Of Rock where she would do this signature move as homage to Jimi Hendrix.
Summed up by LA-based journalist Jackson Liguori as 'ominous jazz/soul vocals and crackling hip-hop/DnB beats', Kaia's music is a mixture of alternative soul, trip-hop and drum and bass, forging its mark in new ground somewhere between the soul, hip-hop and electronic movements of the modern UK music scene. Alongside her unique sound, Kaia's striking song-writing seems to be equally impactful to listeners, described by Liguori as 'relentless storytelling and ferocious honesty', leading her audience 'into a mystifying soundscape that grips both the ear and heart'.
Vimbainashe Rose Gamure, also known as Vimbai-Rose is a 19 year old singer, songwriter, born in London but raised in Hertfordshire, England. Her Debut EP was released, December 11th 2017. Her honest, yet vulnerable lyrics are what make her so unique. The distinctive production in each song is what brings the project to life. The purpose of ‘Reality Awaits’ is to explain the harsh realities of life that everyone goes through and explain them in the most beautiful way possible.
MIRANDA JOY is a singer songwriter and pianist currently living in East London. She performs her meaningfully written songs with a powerful and soulful voice with moving piano accompaniment. She has performed at many venues, festivals and events, including but not exclusive to the Vortex Jazz Club, The Village Underground, Rye International Jazz and Blues festival, the Great Escape Festival, The Half Moon, Soul Stripped Piano Sessions and Nasty Women UK.